Best Mobile Phones for Gaming in India

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Smartphone gaming is one of the fastest growing industries and many are predicting it as the next frontier. If you are here searching for the best smartphones for gaming, we won't let you down as we have a list of the best gaming phone ready. We already have some ragingly popular games for smartphones like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Mobile. Getting the best experience out of these games require nothing less than the best phone for gaming and the industry has responded with a new breed of gaming smartphones. These best gaming phone in india are built from the ground up for gaming and includes specially tuned processors, support for accessories, lots of RAM and storage, a large, vibrant display with fast touch response, long battery life and what not. Basically, all that you need from a regular smartphone, just everything beefed up. Add an RGB strip to the body and the phones scream gaming from the get go. Here's a list of the best gaming mobiles you can buy right now. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 5th Mar 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.
1.

ASUS ROG PHONE III

The Asus ROG Phone III has gaming DNA through and through, whether it's in the choice of components or the phone's design. The ROG Phone III brings all that that one would expect from a premium flagship. It’s powered by a high-end Snapdragon processor with a high refresh rate screen and a high-capacity battery to boot. The phone is built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC at its heart, paired with high amount 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. It has a 144Hz OLED display which makes not just gaming, but also using this phone in general a very fluid experience. The phone comes with Air Triggers to help you score better in your game, and a USB Type-C port on the side so that a charging cable never gets in the way of your gaming session. For cameras, the ROG Phone III comes with a triple camera setup that consists of a primary 64MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 125-degree field-of-view and a 5MP macro camera. On the front, there is a 24MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The rear cameras are capable of recording in 8K UHD at 30FPS and 4K UHD at up to 60FPS with support for OIS and EIS. The battery on this phone is a massive 6000mAh unit, again designed to let you game for hours upon hours.

2.

ONEPLUS 8T

OnePlus 8T is available only in one colour, i.e. Black & has a built-in fingerprint sensor and offers a host of connectivity options - 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi, NFC Bluetooth capabilities. Under the hood, the OnePlus 8T comes with a powerful chipset with 1x3.0 GHz, 3x2.42 GHz, 4x1.8 GHz Octa-core core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ Processor sat next to 12GB of RAM on this variant to ensure the device runs smoothly even during the most memory-intensive applications such as heavy duty games. For storage, we have 256GB of internal that isn’t expandable. The phone comes with a powerful 4500mAh battery to support it's 6.55-inch screen, having a resolution of 1080 x 2400 at 402 PPI.OnePlus 8T boasts of dual primary camera of 48 + 16 + 5 + 2 megapixel and 16 megapixel front Camera. The Smartphone has a low camera aperture of f/1.8. It also supports high dynamic range(HDR) imaging.

Pros

  • 30 minutes to fully charge
  • Flat display has less glare and colour shift.
  • Doesn't overheat when stressed

Cons

  • Primary camera uses a two-year-old sensor.
  • Bulky and thick form factor.
  • Lacks ingress protection.
Specifications
Screen Size:6.55" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:48 + 16 + 5 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 38999
Available ₹ 42399
3.

ONEPLUS NORD

OnePlus Nord is one of the best options if you're looking fora 12GB RAM phone but do not want to break the bank for it. It comes with a 6.44-inch display with FHD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate and is protected using a sheet of Gorilla Glass 5 to make it safe against scratches and cracks. Powering the OnePlus Nord is the Snapdragon 765G which is paired to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for fast performance. The OnePlus Nord also offers a number of software optimisations, including the ones for the display which combined with the panel's support for fast 90Hz refresh rate help the OnePlus Nord offer smooth scrolling between menus and improved responsiveness within all scenarios, including games. For cameras, OnePlus Nord gets four cameras at the back. This set-up includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 5MP depth sensor. The dual setup on the front includes a 32MP main and an 8MP wide-angle camera.

Pros

  • Compact form factor
  • OxygenOS UI offers smooth usability
  • HDR-supported display

Cons

  • Small screen not cut out for gaming
  • Snapdragon 765G only offers 10-12% improvement
  • Half-day battery
Specifications
Screen Size:6.44" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:48 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4115 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G
Processor:Octa-core
Out of Stock ₹ 27978
Available ₹ 27999
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4.

IQOO 3

The iQOO 3 is a gaming phone at heart which brings with itself a 6.44-inch Full HD+ 20:9 E3 Super AMOLED panel with 2.5D curved glass. This panel also comes with support for HDR10+ video playback. There's also support for a high 800 nits of average brightness and a peak of 1200 nits. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset paired to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for fast performance. The chipset is energy efficient and helps improve the phone's battery life while the high amount of RAM promises smooth performance. The hardware is further supplemented by interesting gaming first features like the Ultra Game Mode which offers a game space where users can toggle features such as blocking background calls and notifications and giving precedence to allocating resources for ensuring high frame-rates during the gaming session. Additionally, the iQOO 3 comes with pressure-sensitive Monster Touch Buttons for enhancing the experience of playing games on the device. The phone offers a big 4440mAh battery that supports 55W of fast charging. The IQOO 3 also gets a quad-camera set-up which includes a 48-megapixel main sensor.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.44" (1080x2400)
Camera:48 + 13 + 13 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4440 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Price:₹34990
5.

ONEPLUS 8 PRO

The OnePlus 8 Pro offers a big display, impressive cameras and more. Of the three cameras on it, the most interesting is the primary 48MP Sony IMX689 lens sat next to another 48MP ultra-wide lens which boasts of a 120-degree field of view. The third lens is an 8MP telephoto one with a 5MP colour filter lens. For selfies, there's a Sony 16MP lens. Under the hood, it uses the Snapdragon 865 SoC which the company has paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage depending on your model and variant of choice. However, the biggest highlight of the device is the big Fluid AMOLED panel that's 6.78-inches in size and can churn up to QHD+ resolutions at 120Hz. The panel is also rated for a pixel density of 513ppi and an aspect ratio of 19.8:9. There's also support for vivid HDR10+ support for improving visual experience while watching movies and playing games.

Pros

  • Slick 120Hz QHD+ display
  • 48MP utlrawide camera is the best in this segment.
  • Sustained and stable gaming performance.

Cons

  • UI freezes randomly.
  • Dark Mode sometimes inverts colours.
  • Excessive blue tint in photos.
Specifications
Screen Size:6.78" (3168 x 1440)
Camera:48 + 8 + 48 + 5 | 16 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4510 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 48999
Available ₹ 54499
6.

MI 10T PRO

The Mi 10T Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and supports 5G. It comes with a massive 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD display with 144Hz refresh rate along with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides and a punch-hole selfie camera. The phone uses the AdaptiveSync technology that contextually cycles the refresh rate of the display based on what’s playing on the screen. This ensures that the phone can run at peak 144Hz which goes down when a playing a game that can only hit 60FPS, or while watching a movie at 24FPS. There’s also support for MEMC technology with the display. The smartphone comes running the Snapdragon 865 and up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. As for the optics, the phone comes with a 108MP lens-based camera. It also comes with a 20MP selfie shooter for selfies. The phone's battery capacity is 5,000mAh with 33W fast charging support.

Pros

  • Fluid display performance
  • Lag-free performance
  • Impressive 8-hour screen-on-time

Cons

  • Camera needs improvement
  • Bulky build
  • Dark mode bug
Specifications
Screen Size:6.67" (1080 x 2340)
Camera:108 + 8 + 20 | 20 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:5000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 37999
Available ₹ 37999
Available ₹ 39890
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7.

REALME X7 PRO

The Realme X7 Pro comes with a 6.55-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, up to 240Hz touch sampling rate for an improved gaming experience. The display uses a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and can touch a peak brightness of 1,200 nits with 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut for an immersive visual experience. The Realme X7 Pro gets a punch-hole cut out for the selfie camera which houses a 16MP selfie lens. The display supports 120Hz high refresh rate and is covered by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 and also home to a fingerprint reader under the screen. Under the hood, it offers powerful hardware as the phone is powered by the octa-core Dimensity 1000+ SoC and Mali-G77 graphics processor. This is paired to 8GB of RAM for improving performance. In terms of optics, the Realme X7 Pro comes with a quad rear camera setup. However, its most interesting feature is the presence of a big battery that supports super-fast charging. The X7 Pro is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging out-of-the-box. Realme claims that the phone can go from 0-100% in 35 minutes. For the price, the Realme X7 Pro is a very good offering under the Rs 30,000 segment as it offers pretty much everything that one could ask for from a phone under the price point.

Pros

  • Impressive display.
  • Good gaming performance.
  • Battery life is good.

Cons

  • Display heats up while gaming.
  • Macro camera difficult to use.
  • A fingerprint magnet.
Specifications
Screen Size:6.55" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Mediatek Dimensity 1000+
Processor:Octa-core
Price:₹28807
8.

SAMSUNG GALAXY F62

Galaxy F62 is Samsung's latest mid-range phone that focuses on keeping things simple with its big battery, display and powerful processor. The Galaxy F62 promises flagship-like performance with its 6.7-inch Full HD+ resolution AMOLED display. This 9.5mm thick phone weighs 218 grams and houses a punch-hole cutout in the top-center for the selfie camera. One of its main features is the presence of the Exynos 9825 processor with a configuration that offers an octa-core CPU running at up to 2.7GHz sat next to a Mali0G76 GPU. This should be good enough to handle most games. The phone offers high amount of RAM and storage, with the latter expandable using a MicroSD card. It runs on Android 11 based OneUI 3.1 out-of-the-box. Samsung Galaxy F62 comes with a 64MP primary camera set-up that also houses a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro camera. However, the biggest highlight of the F62, and possibly the biggest reason why it should be considered for purchase is its large 7,000mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging.

Pros

  • Good, reliable performance.
  • Excellent battery life.
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor.

Cons

  • No HDR support.
  • Average cameras.
  • No rubber seal around SIM tray.
Specifications
Screen Size:6.70" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:7000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Exynos 9825
Processor:Octa-core
Price:₹23999

List of Best Mobile Phones for Gaming in India

Best Mobile Phones for Gaming Seller Price
Asus ROG Phone III N/A
OnePlus 8T Amazon ₹38999
OnePlus Nord Tatacliq ₹27978
iQOO 3 N/A ₹34990
OnePlus 8 Pro Amazon ₹48999
Mi 10T Pro Flipkart ₹37999
Realme X7 Pro N/A ₹28807
Samsung Galaxy F62 N/A ₹23999
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